The Rt. Rev. R. William Franklin

Bishop R. William Franklin
Assisting Bishop

Bishop Franklin is Assisting Bishop of Long Island. He was Bishop of the Diocese of Western New York from 2011 – April 2019; and previously served at St. Mark's Church, Philadelphia; at St. Paul's Within the Walls in Rome, for five years; as Associate Director of the American Academy in Rome; and Associate Priest of the Anglican Centre in Rome.

Earlier, he served as Dean of Berkeley Divinity School at Yale, as a professor at the General Theological Seminary in New York and at St. John's University in Minnesota.

He holds a BA from Northwestern University and a Ph.D. in Church History from Harvard.